Inheritance matters

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Inheritance matters

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Renouncement of an inheritance

According to German law an heir can declare the renouncement of succession to the competent German Probate Court within six weeks - if the heirs are outside of Germany within six months - after receiving knowledge about the inheritance.

notarielle Beurkundung

Certificate of inheritance/ certificate of executorship

In Germany, the heir proves his legal right by a Certificate of Inheritance which is issued by the competent German probate court upon notarized application

All statements mentioned on this website are based on knowledge and experiences of the German missions in Australia at the time the website was published.  As far as correctness and completeness are concerned this information is supplied without liability.

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